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Interim strategies for no SMIL (and other?) support in IE9

From: ddailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 14:27:00 -0400
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Doug suggested that I might want to raise this with the SVG Working Group. I 
summarize my question since it was originally more verbose than needed. 
Doug's reply follows.

Given that IE/ASV has such strong SVG support (including a very complete 
implementation of filters and animation) do you know if Microsoft has any 
plans to allow backing in and out of IE9?

 But here's the reasoning for my question: I will be reluctant to upgrade 
campus labs, personal machines, or computers of clients to IE9, if it is a 
major step backwards from IE/ASV, though I will clearly be interested in 
doing testing and benchmarks to compare it with the other five major browser 
implementations. In the past it has been very difficult to concurrently run 
two different versions of IE on the same machine for testing purposes, or, 
as I recall, to back in and out of different plugins (Renesis v ASV, for 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug Schepers" <doug@schepers.cc>
To: "ddailey" <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [svg-developers] no SMIL support in IE9 [was: ANN: SVG Pastie.]

> Hi, David-
> A legitimate concern and one that should be expressed on www-svg... to 
> wit, how do we transition to the FF3.7/IE9 world from the more functional 
> ASV world?  Should there be UA negotiation to make this easier?
> Regards-
> -Doug
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